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2007 MARCH 21 - MARCH 27

Distortion of historical issue of sex slaves coincides with constitutional revision: JCP Chair Shii

gPro-constitutional revision forces who refuse to reflect on Japanfs past war of aggression want to turn Japan into a country that can fight wars abroad by adversely changing Article 9, thus raising deep concerns and criticism among Asian nations,h said Shii. [MORE]

 

Gubernatorial candidates begin campaigning in 13 prefectures with JCP participating in all of them

In Tokyo, candidate Yoshida Manzo said, gEnding the misuse of the Tokyo administration, axing the wasteful development projects, and defending the Constitution are key to achieving Tokyofs administrative reform.h [MORE]

 

Child-rearing flight attendants win suit against JALfs pay cuts

One plaintiff said, gThis is the court struggle to seek JALfs corporate responsibility over working mothers.h Another said, gThis case shows that companies like JAL regard workers who applied for night shift exemption as useless employees and force them to quit.h [MORE]


DIET

- Withdraw SDF from Iraq, scrap bill to establish procedures for constitutional revision: JCP Ichida at anti-Iraq War rally

- Five of six speakers at public hearing warn against hasty discussion of the bill to establish procedures for revision of the Constitution

- JCP Akamine demands bill to facilitate U.S. forces realignment be withdrawn

- Bill to make betrayal obligatory passes through Lower House

- FY 2007 budget bill expanding gaps between rich and poor enacted

 


WARTIME SEX SLAVERY

- Government position on wartime sex slave issue undermines its position on                 North Koreafs abduction issue

- Distortion of historical issue of sex slaves coincides with constitutional                 revision: JCP Chair Shii

- Abduction and ecomfort womenf are totally different issues: PM Abe

 


ELECTION

- Gubernatorial candidates begin campaigning in 13 prefectures with JCP participating in all of them

 


NUCLEAR POWER

- At 4 other N-plants, control rods fell off

- 7 1/2 hour-long N-plant criticality accident concealed for nearly 30 years

 


SUIT

- Hibakusha win another lawsuit against government

- Court orders state and drug makers to pay damages for hepatitis C virus infection from tainted blood

- Child-rearing flight attendants win suit against JALfs pay cuts

- Hibakusha and hepatitis C patients to hold sit-ins to protest Health Ministry

 


EDUCATION

- Increase education budget, slash worldfs highest college tuition fees -- Akahata editorial

 


HEALTH

- Invalidation of health insurance cards actually worsens patientsf illnesses: JCP survey

 


JCP

- JCP Ogata talks with South Korean parliament members




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